Apr 21, 2011

 
 
 
 
Remember when I posted the article about Hall of Famer Warren Moon saying that the bias against Cam Newton was racist? Well, in that same article I also said that it would only be a matter of time before the media was parading another 'negro athlete' out who was willing to dispute Warren.  Well, that moment has come.  None other than Mr. Football himself, Jerry Rice has come out to dispute Moon's claims.  Yep, you read that correctly.  Hall of Famer Jerry Rice said, in speaking with ESPN, "I think the NFL is so much further now," he said. "I don't think race is a factor."
 
He also went on to say that he felt that the criticism is more about Newton's skills than anything else. 

"It's going to boil down to accuracy," Rice said. "He's going to have to be able to drop back, plant himself and deliver that football. During his workouts the ball was a little high, all over the place."

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2 comments:

  1. Why does he have to be a "negro athlete" because he happens to disagree? There's always going to be someone to disagree when the race card is thrown in the mix. It's just a different perspective.

    There could be racial or discriminatory undertones with virtually anything because of our history and even our present. I don't always see racial implications but some of my friends and colleagues just might. It's just a different viewpoint.

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